What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Do you guys remember him calling our organization a flash in the pan. He also made fun of Adrain Beltre's contract. Then he broke all our hearts in game 6 of the World Series. The guy was never liked as a Ranger by this fan and many others. It may cost the Rangers alot of money to DFA him but it's not my money and we now brought in Mr. Manny Ramirez to do the DH vs LHP role. Berkman and all his walks can get off a plane and slip. He clogs the bases when he draws his walks and does not account for run production. His defense is maybe the worst I have ever seen from a 1B in the 20 years I've been watching Texas Rangers baseball. The Manny Ramirez move looks like it spells the end of the villian that is Lance Berkman. Roy Oswalt 2.0.... Thank you for bringing in Manny Ramirez JD!
Shut the fuck up you square. Berkman is hurt, Ramirez will be lucky to play an inning in Arlington. This is another case of talking shit about a player and all of a sudden they put the bang in fingerbangers. Just shut up, JD probably won't DFA Berkman. THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY. Give the old goat or puma till the end of the season. I agree he's playing worthless baseball but he will be more valuable than Manny in the long run. He needs to be in the 7-8 hole tho.
I would look at this Manny signing to be a replacement for Berkman. It's not our money so who cares. They sure didn't have any problem cutting Vincente Padilla, Rich Harden, Brandon Webb, and Roy Oswalt when they were getting paid. I believe Manny will be much better as the DH vs LHP and a pinch hitter off the bench. As I have said time and time again. Why is it that games Berkman starts that the Rangers lose those games? Look at that the past 3 weeks.
Manny? LMFAO you idiots.
I would look at this as high risk low reward with Manny Ramirez. One of the greatest righthanded hitters of all time. But I think this has to be a part time role. I believe Manny is the DH against lefthanded pitching. I can not see Manny playing any OF at all in the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. But with Profar playing 4 of every 6 games with the DH spot only needed against lefthanders. That is why Berkman needs to be placed on the DL or cut out right sometime soon. I agree with Champ and not with Eric on the fact that Berkman was always a villian in my mind and I don't like him wearing the Rangers red and blue uniforms. Not even the white ones. This guy belongs with the Astros helping their younger players learn to walk as Eric seems to think is important. However Berkman clogs the bases and doesn't score runs. The guy has got to go and I think the Manny signing put a big smile on my face about being able to soon cut ties with the villian Lance Berkman.
Seriously fool STFU
@JD.... Its a fact...
You're right-it is a FACT. You are a fool.
JD is joining Eric on the Berkman fetish...
Mollie Fingerfucker--STFU!. Go fantasize about Manny
JD loves Berkman shower photos.... Him and Eric like to share pics of him in the shower with each other.
How old are you-12?
This is what BBTiA has become.
On the real though, this thread is so absolutely stupid that I literally feel like my IQ has dropped by at least 2.0 points by reading it.
Obviously if you think OBP is stupid, then you are stupid. It's 2013 and that just is what it is. I'm really sick of being Mr. WAR Guy, because 75% of people still aren't receptive to any of it, so I'm not going to disrespect BA and RBI or anything. It's implied what I'm about because I'll use the same metrics over and over.
I will repeat: Lance Berkman is not going to get DFA'd. The only scenario he gets run out of Arlington is (a) if he has to spend a significant amount of time on the disabled list AND (b) the person replacing his production at DH does a better job. If not, it's still a one-year contract and it's still $10 million; it would be dumb to dump that while Berkman is essentially producing at his lowest level of the season (which may or may not have to do with his leg).
If Berkman gets released, some other contender will pick him up as a platoon bat at the league minimum, and the Rangers will still be on the hook for $10 million. Jon Daniels isn't going to do that. Period.
Get over this vendetta and focus on a real problem, troll.
Agree....This thread is stupid.
so now your IQ is zero??
I like to imagine that a few days ago, the Rangers looked at Lance Berkman and said something like this:
"What if he's like this all year? Who else could we get?""It's a shame we couldn't get Raul Ibanez. Look at what he's doing, and at age 41.""You know, Manny is only 41. He was an all-time great.""Yeah, 10 years ago.""Look what Ibanez has done! He was never the hitter Manny was!""Yeah, but he's 41!""Look, we could give him a minor league deal. It'll cost $37. He might never even make the majors. How much could it hurt?""Alright, fine. But if he never makes the majors, you're buying us all dinner."
Manny is the replacement for Berkman... It is obvious to all of you but you guys think it is funny. Manny can still hit. Berkman can't but as Eric says he can walk... Welll he can walk his ass down to Houston and go be a 1b coach there. He has to be cut.
They shoot horses don't they?
Shit looking how out of shape Berkman is I wouldn't doubt if he ate horses.
While they're at it they should cut Murphy and Moreland right along with him.
once again I didn't say that last statement. In fact I'm a big fan of Moreland.
I'm beginning to realize that Rollie might be right on Berkman. I am with all my statistical data do not feel confident when he comes to the plate with runners in scoring position.
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.